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Monday, March 17, 2008

Easter Fun

Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar. This year, Easter will fall on March 23. Based on the above, Easter can actually be one> day earlier (March 22) but> that is pretty rare. This year is the earliest> Easter any of us will ever> see the rest of our lives...and only the most> elderly of our population> (95 years old or above) have ever seen it this> early before. None of us> have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier.> > The next time Easter will be this early (March> 23) will be the year 2228> (220 years from now). The last time it was> this early was 1913 (so if> you're 95 or older, you are the only ones that> were around for that).> > The next time it will be a day earlier, March> 22, will be in the year 2285> (277 years from now). The last time it was on> March 22 was 1818.> > So, no one alive today has or will ever see it> any earlier than this year.

Some Easter Fun activities I am gathering:
40 day Lenten chain
Fisher-Price Easy Egg Mosaic
Jelly Bean Picture
McCormick make your own egg dye & recipes for leftover eggs
Various activities
Kids' Soup
Jesus' Ministry Online Coloring Book
He Is Risen coloring sheet
Bible Coloring Pages Alphabet Theme
Family Fun
Child Fun
Printable Stations of the Cross coloring book

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